Lewis Hamilton goes undercover

Lewis Hamilton is one of the world’s most recognisable figures in motorsports, but that didn’t stop him attempting to remain discreet at a recent race.

Taking a break from his own on-track activities, Lewis Hamilton was recently spotted going incognito at the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park, hiding underneath an oversized coat during a rainy day.

The seven-time world champion was in attendance at the British circuit to support his brother Nicolas Hamilton, who competes with the Go-Fix with Autoaid Breakdown team.

The outing came during the extended April Break, which was due to the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Despite the heavy rainfall, Lewis stood by the side of the track alongside other fans, as seen in a series of clips posted to his Instagram account.

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With Lewis supporting him, the younger Hamilton secured his best career result, finishing 6th in the second of three races during the event. 

Nicolas’s abilities behind the wheel were the subject of a BBC documentary – ‘Racing with the Hamiltons: Nic in the Driving Seat.’

The Formula 1 driver’s brother races in a specifically-modified car due to his cerebral palsy, which affects his leg movements.

While he initially was confined to a wheelchair, Nicholas endured years of training to ensure that by the age of 17 he could walk unaided, as he pursued his dreams of becoming a racing driver, making his debut in 2011.

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With his brother having had a strong weekend behind the wheel, the older Hamilton will be turning his attention to his own racing, as Formula 1 returns this weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Round 4 of the 2023 season will see the drivers compete in the first sprint race of the season around the tight street circuit in Baku.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix marks the first in a string of races after the four-week break, with five races in the next six weeks.